Microsoft & HP Mum on Munich’s Linux Success

Microsoft won’t release study that challenged success of Munich’s Linux migration

The study claimed that staying with Microsoft was cheaper than migrating to Linux, a German publication reported

By Loek Essers, IDG News Service

January 22, 2013, 11:27 AM — Microsoft and Hewlett Packard won’t share a study claiming that the German city of Munich had its numbers wrong when it calculated switching from Windows to Linux saved the city millions — although an HP employee did provide the data to a German publication that reported on the results.

By switching from Windows to its own Linux distribution, LiMux, Munich has saved over ¬11 million (US$14.3 million) so far, the city announced in November. But …

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